Entries by bche.williams

DSP Reminder: Sponsor Communication

A reminder that the UF Research Division of Sponsored Programs (DSP), as the Authorized Official, is the appropriate office to contact the sponsor with requests for effort commitment changes, budgetary changes, no cost extensions, contractual negotiations, and other official administrative correspondence. Template letters are available on the DSP website to help draft notification to the […]

Youth-Focused Research Partnership Between NSF and William T. Grant Foundation

The U.S. National Science Foundation and the William T. Grant Foundation are launching a collaborative partnershipsupporting research that can improve the lives of youth. “Increasing the Use, Usefulness, and Impact of Research About Youth” aims to increase the effectiveness of youth-centered research and its capacity to foster widespread societal benefits. The partnership invites research proposals […]

IES 2022 Annual PI Meeting Recap

Two weeks ago, the IES held its annual meeting for PIs. Upon reviewing the priorities of the Standards for Excellence in Education Research (SEER), the Director of the IES announced ongoing work to add a ninth principle related to equity in education. The IES will also soon publish a guide for researchers in education that encourages use of […]

UF Mainspring: Inviting and Hosting International Visitors and Scholars

UF Mainspring is hosting an online session which will cover the University’s processes for inviting and hosting International Scholars & International Visitors. UF Research Integrity, Security and Compliance (UF RISC) and the UF International Center (UFIC) will provide an overview of the UF Policy on Hosting International Visitors and Scholars. They will discuss the hosting request submission and review […]

Request for Information: Tell IES About Your Science and Math Interventions

The U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is planning two new prize competitions: one for middle school science instruction and a second for improving mathematics achievement (specifically fractions) for elementary students with disabilities using digital instruction. IES continues to encourage the use of evidence-based practices in education and to spur new thinking […]

Awarded Projects for December 2021

Congratulations to Anthony Botelho for his subcontract NSF Flow Through award from Worcester Polytechnic Institute; Zandra de Araujo for her award from the National Science Foundation; and Philip Poekert, Catherine Cavanaugh, and Paige Pullen for their award from the Florida Department of Education.

Submitted Projects for December 2021

Best wishes to Stephen Flory, Pavlo “Pasha” Antonenko, and Sadie Ryan on their proposal to the Strategic Environmental Research and Developmental Program; Zandra de Araujo for her subcontract DHHS Flow Through proposal to Miami-Dade County; Frank Fernandez and Justin Ortagus for their proposal to Arnold Ventures; Justin Ortagus and Benjamin Skinner for their proposal to the […]

Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops

Grant Writers’ Seminars & Workshops has updated their NIH, NSF, and USDA-NIFA Workbooks for 2022 due to changes in grant proposal requirements by these agencies in recent months. In addition to these changes were covid-19 adjustments, such as continuing to offer their workshops virtually for 2022 and beyond. More information is available on their website.

Improving Compliance with NSF Project Reporting Requirements

The National Science Foundation (NSF) requires project reports for all assistance awards, yet 10% of NSF-funded PIs fail to provide these reports on a timely basis. Final project reports are due within 120 days of the award end date. Project reports demonstrate result-oriented accountability for grants, enhance stewardship, and ensure that the American people are […]

NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Request for Information on Future Topics for Convergence Accelerator

The National Science Foundation has issued a Dear Colleague Letter to request information on future topics for their Convergence Accelerator for FY2023. The Convergence Accelerator builds upon NSF investments in fundamental research and discovery to accelerate solutions toward societal impact using a three-tiered approach: topic ideation, followed by convergence research phases 1 and 2. Topics […]

2022 Division of Sponsored Programs (DSP) Awards Team Community Q&A

DSP is hosting an informal Awards Team Community Q&A session dedicated to UFIRST Awards and Award Management issues. Please come prepared with questions regarding UFIRST awards and award management. Join by accessing the Q&A Zoom Meeting Room (Meeting ID: 925 1347 9600/Passcode: 610395). You will need access to the Zoom virtual meeting software to join this Q&A. […]

Awarded Projects for November 2021

Congratulations to Mary Bratsch-Hines for her award from the U.S. Department of Education/IES; Frank Curran, Christopher Redding, and Philip Poekert for their award from Impact Florida; Frank Curran, Maureen Conroy, and Patricia Snyder for their subcontract Buffett Early Childhood Flow Through award from Columbia University; Maya Israel for her subcontract NSF Flow Through award from New York University; Philip Poekert for his subcontract Louisiana Department […]

Submitted Projects for November 2021

Best wishes to Zandra de Araujo for her proposal to the National Science Foundation; Chelsey Simmons, Kent Crippen, and Sarah Furtney for their proposal to the National Science Foundation; Bruce Carroll, Kent Crippen, and Tracy Johns for their proposal to the National Science Foundation; Frank Fernandez for his proposal to the Spencer Foundation; Lynda Hayes for her proposal to the Florida Department of Education; Nigel […]